Monday July 6th, 2015
Monday July 6th, 2015
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Nigeria has implemented only five percent of affirmative action on women – Okunuga

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•Hajia Fatima Kehinde Okunuga

Hajia Fatima Kehinde Okunuga, an Ijebu-born princess, was an aspirant for the House of Representatives on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In this interview, she speaks on the exigency of women political empowerment, causes of gender inequity and possible ways to ameliorate the situation

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At 25, I own a group of companies —Omonike Fowowe, President, EMR Group

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Nike-Fowowe

Although her results and achievements belies her age especially in an era where young women aren’t too clear about what they want from life, 25 years old Omonike is an entrepreneur who has built a plethora of marketing communications and humanitarian brands under her company.

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Healthcare insurance should be made accessible to Nigerians

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Abiola Olubunmi Paul-Ozieh

The healthcare of every individual should be made a top priority regardless of your age, sex and location. In improving the mindset of people towards their health and healthcare centres, Pharmacist Abiola Olubunmi Paul-Ozieh is one of the few women who has stepped out to promote health care among Nigerians. She is the CEO of Pharmacy Villa and High Rock Pharmacy. She is currently the Chairman of the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN), Lagos State and the vice-chairman of Healthcare Providers Association of Nigeria, (HCPAN) Lagos State. In this chat with ESTHER ONYEGBULA, she tells more.

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Sex: How much do you know?

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Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) remain a major public health challenge in many countries of the world. In Nigeria, many factors, including cultural and economic challenges make effective taming of STDs difficult. Coupled with these are the challenges of social stigmatisation, education and lack of access to accurate diagnosis and treatment.

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‘How we primed Eventplus Managers for success’

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Gbede-Toyosi

Femi Toyosi Gbede is the MD/CEO – VIVO Communications / Eventplus Managers Ltd. The name should ring a bell – especially for those in the events management business. He firm handled the grand opening of the IKEJA CITY MALL, GRAND TOWERS ABUJA MALL, Leisure Mall in Surulere and putting up some fun activities at the Palms Mall, Lekki, just to mention a few. She says she’s restless and full of life, yet, she never forgets to bring the God factor into whatever she’s accomplished in life.

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Workshop calls for increased women participation in decision making processes

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Ekwulobia—Participants at a one-day workshop on enhancing the status of women have called for increased women participation in decision making processes as a stepping stone to attaining greater heights in all fields of human endeavour. The workshop, which was organized at Awka by the Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria, MHWUN, Anambra State chapter, attracted resource persons and experts who enlightened women on their role in the quest for greater involvement in politics and trade union matters.

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Government hasn’t done well for people with disability — Dr Yinka Akindayomi

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Yinka Akindayomi

Dr Yinka Akindayomi is the Director and founder of the Children’s Developmental Centre (CDC), a Lagos-based facility that provides diagnostic assessments, treatment, vocational training, and other social services to more than 600 children and young adults with autism spectrum disorders.

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My job is not family friendly —Abolarinwa, Nigeria’s first female urologist

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Dr. Abimbola-Abolarinwa

Call her strong-willed, no-nonsense, courageous and fearless, you will not be wrong. Yet, underneath that tough exterior is a caring, kind-hearted and loving woman who has been able to, like Okonkwo in Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, dine with kings having washed her hands very well. Dr Abimbola Ayodeji Abolarinwa knows her onions and so has proved her mettle in a male-dominated medical specialty. In this chat, Abolarinwa tells her story, how she delved into not just surgery but urology, considered as a male-dominated field

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Senator Florence Ita-Giwa: The making of a political Amazon

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Ita-giwa, daughter and son-in-law

According to reports and statements from people whose lives have been affected positively by her, so many children and youths have seen the light of education because she has single-handedly sponsored them to school through her foundation. She has been very active in the Nigerian politics for over 23 years, even though she started her career as a nurse in the United Kingdom.

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Maternal health is priority in Lagos State – Funmi Tejuosho

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Funmi-Tejuosho

I am an ambassador of maternal and child mortality reduction in Lagos state. We have to thank the government that has put a lot of things in place. There are health centers all over the local government and LCDAs. Basically the health centers must know their limitations so that where there are complications, they can be taken to the general hospitals instead of everybody rushing down to the general hospitals resulting in long waits.

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Every woman must take a spiritual stand -Apostle Fidel Chimezie

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Fidel Chimezie

Apostle Fidel Chimezie is Chief Apostle, Nigerian Ministers Project, NIMPRO. An exceptional cleric who takes pride in the holistic empowerment of women, Chimezie believes that only so can the family, as well as society in general, be sanitised and better enhanced. This, she emphasized in a recent encounter with Feminista

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Adesuwa Onyenokwe: Empowering women through the power of the media

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‘women are good managers because by nature they manage two roles: motherhood and wifehood”. The programme grew to the extent that she became a brand and she had more leverage. She was able to invite to her show women of timbre and calibre. She didn’t only chat with these women, but through their support, she added to the lives of the younger generations, but the programme was rested after 10 years of its existence. A magazine that she titled TW (Today’s Woman) was birthed in its place.

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14-yr-old girl raped by father inspired me to establish rehabilitation centre – Founder, Mirabel Centre

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Mrs. Itoro Eze-Anaba is the founder of Mirabel Centre, a foundation set-up to provide free-of-charge rehabilitation for rape victims. For being a trend setter and with her hard work and persistence for setting-up the first rehabilitation centre for rape victims in Nigeria, she emerged one of the three finalists at the much celebrated Vlisco Women’s Month Award 2015, which held at Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, last Sunday.

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How to get the sex life you crave!

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‘The cliché of the frigid wife who doesn’t want sex has been replaced by a new reality: Women who are married or in a committed relationship want to be having more sex”, so observed Philip, a sexologist at a recent workshop on how married couples could improve their love life. Sometimes the issue is simply about intercourse – they’re not getting enough, or what they\’re getting just isn’t that good.

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Why should you be mad because your ex found a better replacement?

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When a relationship breaks, and all the accusations have subsided, you might feel some sort of relief. For one ting, it would now be obvious your ex is no longer the love of your life nor is he your soul-mate. For another, you no longer have to put up with his spending hours in front of the telly watching boring football whilst you get infuriated to the point of throttling him. Peace at last, you sigh. No more tantrums in restaurant and no petty rows at parties because other men flirted with you. You’re basking in this euphoria when you get a big jolt – you find yourself face-to-face with your replacement. All the good work you’ve done over the months trying to get over him is now out of the window. He might not be good enough for you, but why should he be attracted to someone else?

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How I journeyed into the world of perfumes —Belinda Brown

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It is curiosity that kills the cat, they say—but not in Belinda Brown’s case. Her curiosity about scents, which stemmed from her obsession with luxury perfumes, eventually made her the first black woman luxury perfume designer with an ever-growing international presence.

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Why older men tend to be more sexually active than women

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Age is no barrier to an active love life, research shows. For among the 70s, more than half of men and almost a third of women say they are still sexually active. Of these, one in three say they have sex at least twice a month.

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We are in the age of Throw-away Marriages

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Your television has been giving you a lot of troubles for a while. Finally, half-way through the family’s favourite programme, it packs up altogether. It was an old model and your local repairman can no longer work any magic. The best thing to do is give it a rest and buy a brand new one or could it still be salvaged?

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When does fidelity stop being important for an older woman?

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Relationship-gossip

What some women would do to be in a relationship! Some months back, during a heated discussion on the rising numbers of cougars flaunting their wealth and trapping gold-digging gigolos, Tope, a ‘sinfully’ rich industrialist in her late-fifties told the discussants smugly that: “At my age, all you have to bring into a relationship is loyalty and trust – these are more important than monogamy. While women are fertile, I think sexual loyalty is crucial. But as time goes on, you just shrug it off That’s why you look the other way when a younger lover wants to play away …”

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How a father could be sexually interested in his daughter

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No matter how repulsive majority of the public think incest is, it is troubling that a lot of cases involving what is now termed ‘Genetic sexual attraction’ surface everyday – in the papers, on the telly and even on the grapevine.

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We spent the last 10 years projecting Nigeria positively — Yemisi Alatise

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For the first time in history, an African woman has been elected to occupy the lofty office of the Vice-President in the International Inner Wheel, a worldwide service organisation constituting primarily of wives of Rotarians— until recently, other women professionals. Here, we bring you that woman, Mrs.Oluyemisi Alatise, a principled and well-respected Nigerian entrepreneur cum philanthropist. Enjoy our chat with her!

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It’s up to the wife to win back the love of a cheating husband!

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In all my decades of relationship counselling, I’ve learned the most common reason a husband tells his wife he doesn’t love her any more is because of the dreaded ‘other woman’.Discovering that your husband has fallen out of love with you or is ‘involved’ with someone else is simply horrible. Your heart races, it feels like a huge bowl of eba is lodged in your stomach and your mind starts working overtime. Why is he doing this? You’ve been a loyal and supportive wife, after al. He’s got a lovely home and children who adore him. What more does he want?

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Mama Taraba: An end in sight to spare tyre role?

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Sen Aisha Jumei Al-hasan

“Breaking news! Nigeria gets first elected female governor: Hajia Aisha Jumai Alhassan, a serving Senator and former Attorney General/Commissioner for Justice, Taraba State, and candidate of All Progressives Congress, APC, is set to be declared the elected governor of the state following election results collated so far. Hajia Alhassan is leading her main opponent, Darius Ishaku, a former minister, by a wide margin …she would make history as the first elected governor in Nigeria.”

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More people are becomig interested in art — Ora Ataguba, Weave & Co Gallery boss

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RUNNING a business, especially one that pertains to the arts, can be as taxing as any other. Although a lot of people may not be connoisseurs of art, people have begun to sit up and take notice of it so as to improve the growth of the arts in Nigeria.

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I miss nothing about being in government—Josephine Anenih

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Mrs Josephine Anenih

Former Minister for Women Affairs and ex-Women Leader of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mrs. Josephine Iyom Anenih needs no introduction. In a recent encounter with Feminista in Lagos, she fielded questions ranging from her political career to the plight of women in Nigerian politics. Above all, the grandmother who says she’s currently having a ‘well-deserved rest’ declared she isn’t giving up on politics despite the setbacks suffered.

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I gave out beads for free to build my clientele – Rosemary Bashir,

  /   in Woman 12:15 am   /   Comments

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The introduction of vocational skills acquisition into the National Youth Service Corp, NYSC, is proving more and more significant to the economy with many insightful young graduates now becoming employers of labour in the absence of white-collar jobs. Rosemary Bashir is one of such graduates.

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Pat Utomi is my mentor — Victoria Abraham

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Victoria-Abraham

There are indeed no limits to business ideas and Victoria Praise Abraham has proved just that. She has since 2009 paid her bills by judiciously utilising her gift- flair for motivational words, which she thereafter designs, frames and distributes for sale. Don’t be surprised if you have one of her inspiring wall frames adorning your wall!

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We are out to fight societal decay through youth empowerment – Ifaturoti

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Oluseyi-Ifaturoti

Mrs. Oluseyi Ifaturoti, former Managing Director of Crystalife Assurance Limited is the Promoter, Steps to Greatness Foundation. She speaks on what the foundation is out to achieve and other issues.

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The female silent killer: ‘Help! Parents are secretly cutting the genitals of their daughters’

  /   in Woman 12:41 am   /   Comments

Female-genital-mutilation

Female genital mutilation, ranging from the cutting off of the clitoris to the removal of the entire genitalia carried out from the youngest babies to teenagers has become a serious global public health and human rights issue.

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Tightening the abdominals

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For most people over thirty, their abdominal region gets to be the least toned set of muscles of the body. We work with our hands and walk with our feet, therefore, somehow, those parts are almost always in better shape than the abdominal wall.

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Breastfeeding vs formula – what works, and for whom?

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The age old dilemma of every new mother still ranges between breast feeding and using the bottle. Choosing whether to breastfeed or bottle feed your baby is one of the first decisions expectant mothers make.

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We’re taking Nigeria’s security challenges to the UN – Olateru-Olagbegi

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In 1995 when the world converged in China for the Fourth World Conference on Women, one major landmark initiative was the creation of benchmarks for member states, with regard to women’s development. That was the Beijing Declaration.

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